President rules out complete lockdown

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ruled out a complete lockdown and instead has instructed the authorities to place more attention on those above the age of 60.

At the weekly Covid Task Force meeting today the President had decided not to shut down the country.

According to the investigations conducted into the deaths reported during the last few days, it has been revealed that the majority was from the Western Province.

It has been identified that a higher percentage of this group was those who are above the age of 60, suffer from non-communicable diseases and have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Therefore, the President emphasized the need to formulate a special mechanism by paying special attention to those who are above the age of 60 and are suffering from chronic non-communicable diseases.

So far there is no consensus in the Government to enforce a complete lockdown as that would severely affect those who earn a daily wage and most government servants.

Others are also concerned even a brief lockdown will have a serious impact on the economy which was trying to recover.

However, health experts have been demanding a lockdown saying failure to do so will be disastrous. (Colombo Gazette)

1 COMMENT

  1. The Goat will kill more innocent people. Why is this happening ? Because politicians have access to the best health care and are fully vaccinated.

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